South Central bass fishing team qualifies for state

For the second straight year, South Central High School's bass fishing team has qualified for the Illinois High School Association state tournament.

The Cougars placed first and second at last weekend's Forbes Lake sectional, advancing seven anglers to the state level.

In boat No. 1, seniors Cole Armstrong, Austin Geiler and Adam White, and sophomore Gunner Huddlestun caught five fish, weighing in at 8.66 pounds.

The second-place boat of senior Colton Wilkins, sophomore Coleman Mulvaney and freshman Trevor Butts caught five fish, weighing 7.64 pounds.

Just one other boat at the sectional caught five fish.

Robinson was the third qualifier from the sectional, catching two fish for 7.12 pounds, including the big bass of 6.22 pounds.

The state tournament is at Carlyle Lake on Friday and Saturday, May 4-5.

South Central's anglers are coached by David Snow, and the team last year placed second at state.

Cole Armstrong

Colton Wilkins

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